02 Sep
Libyan Prime Minister to Head Emergency Government; Militia Takes Over US Embassy

Photo Credit: Associated Press Despite the resignation of Libya’s interim government last Thursday, the House of Representatives has reappointed Abdullah al-Thani as Prime Minister and called on him to form an emergency government within two weeks. The interim government ...

02 Sep
Yemen: President Dismisses Cabinet, Reconsiders Subsidy Cut

 Photo Credit: AP Photo After deliberating with government representatives and Parliament members, Yemeni President Abdrabuh Monsur Hadi decided Tuesday to dismiss the Cabinet and the Prime Minister, and partially reinstate recently cut fuel subsidies. Despite these concessions, rebel spokesman Mohammed Abdel-Salam was ...

29 Aug
Libya’s Interim Government Resigns

Photo Credit: Hamza Turkia Just days after Islamists called for the General National Congress to reconvene and create a rival Islamist-dominated administration, Libya’s interim government resigned Thursday afternoon to allow the elected parliament to form a new government. The ...

29 Aug
Tunisia: AFRICOM Announces $60 Million in Military Aid

Photo Credit: SLD Info General David Rodriguez, commander of U.S. Africa Command, announced that the U.S. will send Tunisia $60 million of military aid in the upcoming year to “fight Islamist militants who are threatening the country's nascent democracy.” In a ...

29 Aug
POMED Notes: “ISIS, Radicalization, and the Politics of Violence and Alienation”

On Thursday, August 28 2014, The Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID) hosted a panel discussion at the National Press Club on “ISIS, Radicalization, and the Politics of Violence and Alienation.” John Esposito of Georgetown University, Michael O’Hanlon of the Brookings Institution, Michele Dunne of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Shadi Hamid of the Brookings Institution were invited to speak at the conference with William ...

28 Aug
Turkey Opposition Party Storms Out of Erdogan’s Inauguration

Photo Credit: Asharq Al-Awsat Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in today as President of Turkey, "cementing his position as its most powerful leader of recent times in a step opponents fear heralds more authoritarian rule and widening religious influence in public life." ...

28 Aug
Algeria: High Profile Politician Fired by Bouteflika

Photo Credit: Medias24 Long-time Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has dismissed his long-time confidant and Special Advisor Abdelaziz Belkhadem. He did so by issuing a decree that ended his functions as minister and all his activities related to the state. Further, Said Bouhadja, the ...

26 Aug
Yemeni President Urges Houthi Retreat, Restart of Negotiations

Photo Credit: Arab News Following failed negotiations between the Yemini Government and the Houthi rebels, President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi wrote a letter to Shiite rebel leader Abdelmalek al-Houthi on Tuesday with the following requests. He urged him to withdraw his militant followers ...

25 Aug
Libya Political Crisis Deepens as Airport Changes Hands

Photo Credit: Middle East Eye Tensions and violence in Libya have escalated over the weekend as Islamist-aligned militias seized the international Tripoli airport on Saturday. This followed a month of heavy fighting between aforementioned militias and militias aligned with ...

25 Aug
Government, Houthis Remain Far Apart in Negotiations; Protests Surge

Photo Credit: Reuters Yemen’s Shi’ite Houthi revolutionaries have rejected negotiations posed last week by envoys to President Abd Rabbuh Hadi offering to resign within six months. Pro- and anti-government protesters took  to the streets of Sana’a this weekend after the  Houthi leader, ...

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